Werewolves Of London
The Music Never Stopped
West L.A. Fadeaway
Mama Tried ->
Looks Like Rain
Might As Well
Shakedown Street ->
Playing In The Band ->
Ship Of Fools ->
Dear Mr. Fantasy ->
Not Fade Away
Collection GratefulDeadBand/Artist Grateful DeadDate October 31, 1985Venue Carolina Coliseum - University of South CarolinaLocation Columbia, SCSource S:C? > DAT > CDRLineage CDR > SHN > CDR > SHNTransferred by John Zeiei
December 9, 2011
Before Funiculi Funicula, you can hear Jerry playing around with "Hall of the Mountain King"...that would have been pretty cool. Something with that Teddy Bear's Picnic isn't right - it belongs somewhere else, but not where it is. Skip over it to get the real effect of the Playin>Ship transition. Maybe TBP goes right before US Blues?
March 18, 2011
SOF is Really TB'sP
The 2:13 foray in the middle of Playing in the band is listed as Ship of Fools.
The melody played in that 2:13 is really the tune of Teddy Bear's Picnic.
August 9, 2009
1985's an overlooked year
It's not the earliest version of West LA fadeaway, but it's one of the highest quality ones from 1985. This version of Werewolves of London far surpasses the Dick's Pick's version.
The band plays with an extended energy on this particular Halloween evening. check out the intro, it's a flashback to the acid tests from the early days. was Kesey in the house this evening. I don't know of any other show where Playing in the Band morphs into Ship of Fools. Quite a unique version here. Ship gradually turns into a beautiful melodic jam with teases of the Other One that never materializes. That's OK though, We get a grand rendition of Mr Fantasy instead.
Sure there's a couple of cracks and glitches though, like the sudden fade out in Might as Well, and the break in the middle of drums, but these can mostly be cleaned up with a good music edit program. the track listing sequence gets a little messed up with that 2 minute mislabled track accidently inserted in the middle of space.
Overall the sound quality and the clear vocals more than compensate for any defenciencies in this recording.